The Marlins continued their trend of beating up on the Phillies during Friday night’s game. Brian Anderson, Garrett Cooper, and Elieser Hernandez all carried the Fish to victory. This was Hernandez's first win as a starter.
Elieser Hernandez: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Vince Velasquez: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
The Marlins wasted little time when it came to scoring against the Phils. Anderson doubled Harold Ramírez home after he was walked. The first pitch he saw he jumped on. The Fish held on to this lead for the rest of the night.
The next time the Fish scored Anderson again brought someone home. Cooper doubled off of Velasquez to set things up. This time Anderson sent a ball into the right field stands to make it 3-0 Fish.
Cooper and Anderson were the main driving forces on offense. Cooper collected himself two RBI's, while Anderson had three. JT Riddle also got in on the action with a solo shot in the seventh inning. The Fish had eight hits, while Phills only had four. Key to the offense Friday was hitting with runners in scoring position. The Fish did a good job taking advantage of this.
The Marlins were able to limit the Phils to just two runs, both of which came off of Hernández. The young right-hander struck out seven over his 5 2⁄3 innings of work. He only gave up three hits to the Phlls. The most damage came in the fifth inning. Maikel Franco doubled to give the Phils their first hit of the game. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez then followed this up with a two-run home run. He took a big swing and got all of it. Velasquez and Jacob deGrom have both homered off of the Marlins this season.
Hernandez did a great job of settling back down after that. There was no big explosive inning against the Fish. Miami's bullpen were able to finish up the game without much issue. Jarlin García, Austin Brice, Nick Anderson, and Sergio Romo all came together to bridge the gap.
Jordan Yamamoto will take on Zach Eflin at 4:10 ET.
Marlins vs Phillies box score (MLB.com)
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